Best Bets: Entertain these options for your weekend

April 17, 2014 

Hold on to your hats — and stomach contents

The world's longest inverted roller coaster, The Banshee, debuts Friday at Kings Island. Scream-inducing features include 4,124 feet of track and seven inversions in 21/2 minutes at speeds up to 68 mph. For more info, go to

Easter swan song

The Bluegrass Opera presents this year's final performance of its Easter oratorio, King of Glory, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church, 3900 Rapid Run Drive. Tickets are $20. Go to

one Puppet show, Two versions

Balagula Theatre presents The Cabaret, a puppet show produced, directed and performed by Madison Cripps of Asheville, N.C. There are two performances Saturday at Natasha's Bistro, 112 Esplanade, targeting different audiences. The noon show is adapted for children, while the performance at 11 p.m. is strictly for adults. $10 adults, $5 for ages 12 and younger. Call (859) 259-2754 or go to

gallery hop includes Herald-Leader photographer's work

Gallery Hop, a free tour of downtown Lexington galleries, is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. One of the newest stops on the Hop is the Lexington Herald-Leader at Main and Midland. On Friday, check out the work of the newspaper's award-winning chief photographer, Charles Bertram, and order some of his amazing prints for your own.

At Mulberry & Lime, 216 North Limestone, an exhibit of intricately carved skulls and bones by Lexington native Jason Borders of Portland, Ore., opens. His work will be on display through June.

For a complete list of venues, go to

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